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Book Review of Faces of the Religious Demon

By Sandra Hicks

It’s with certain confidence that I express that the flesh of Pam Sheppard didn’t write this book. The Spirit of the God of truth worked in Pam’s spirit to complete this work that penetrates to the core. Yokes are indeed destroyed with content contained in this vitally helpful book.

Clearly, it’s evident that Pam wrote this with comprehensive awareness through her spiritual and educational journeys. It was enlightening to “travel” through Pam’s varied experiences. The book is compelling and provocative in its telling. Pam weaves and threads with artistic flourish rendering this book a smooth read. Yes, God uses Pam to empower by granting us access to her personal failures and successes. Her spirit is on the pulse of what’s essential for such a time as this.

This review can go on but in the interest of space, in conclusion, I HIGHLY recommend Faces of the Religious Demon. Significant truths pour from its chapters. Much of the content is unprecedented in scope and character. Truly, Faces of the Religious Demon possesses the heartbeat of what is key to know.

Pam mentions being spiritually sensitive. Obviously, she heeded those words as she yielded to the Spirit of the living God as He generously revealed potent substance. And there’s clear proof that the hand of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is indeed resident in what was written by heir of salvation, Pamela Irene Sheppard.

I consider this a priority read indeed!

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Sandra Renee Hicks
January 1, 2014

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The Dangers of Not Being THANKFUL

When we were all little kids, (hopefully) our parents taught us to say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you.’

It was taught to us as a part of being mannerable.  It’s just good social etiquette to say ‘Thank you’ after someone has done soemething for you or given something to you.

But being thankful doesn’t just stop there…at good manners.  Being thankful is a biblical principle that protects us from spiritual deceit, corruption and error.

Being thankful to God does…

I want you to read Romans 1.  Study it.  Read it again.  As I read it again this morning, the scriptures seemed to jump out from the page at me…

Romans 1:17

The Just shall live by FAITH….

If the just lives by faith, this means that they do NOT worry or fret over how their bills are going to get paid.  They do NOT covet after the riches of another.  They don’t work 8 jobs to keep up with the Joneses.  They may have a job, or they may not…but one thing IS for sure…they live BY FAITH.

If more people understood that biblical principle, then the error of the prosperity doctrine would spread no further.  Replete among the followers and purveyors of the prosperity message are people who simply LACK FAITH IN GOD.  They covet after the riches and possessions of another.  And they are NOT thankful FOR WHAT THEY HAVE!

They are greedy.  Never satisfied…and certainly not thankful.  Not to God…and probably not to their fellow man, either.

There is a danger in not being thankful.  It’s not just it offends God.  But being unthankful is breeding ground for covetousness and seducing spirits to come in and cause one to err ‘from the faith.’

When we begin to trust in the arm of flesh-ours or anyone else’s-to provide for our needs, instead trusting God implicitly, then we start placing debt, lack, poverty and our not having certain things (even if those things are necessities) on a pedestal, of sorts.  The debt, the lack, the poverty…they all become IDOLS in our lives…that replace the POWER and PROVISION OF GOD.  We place pre-eminence on our lack instead of faith in our God to provide EVERY NEED that we have…

Once this happens, a domino effect takes place.  What starts out as idolatry and lack of faith starts to grow into not SEEING GOD as God in our lives.

Romans 1:21-23

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were THANKFUL; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

When we place our lack, debt, poverty and the such above God in our lives, that thing has become an idol in our lives.  God is taken off the throne and our lack, debt, poverty takes its place.  And how do we worship the gods of lack, debt, and poverty?

By trusting in the arm of FLESH to provide.  By making up doctrines and teachings that will help us feel ‘empowered’ to prosper.  Admit it: there is a certain helplessness that comes with lack.  Most people HATE it.  And will do ANYTHING to avoid feeling helpless.

The downfall of many a man has been that the enemy KNOWS that it is in the innate nature of a man to provide for his family.  When this ability is hindered or taken away, this emasculates the man…and many men will do just about anything to provide for their families.

Many of the mega preachers that are so heavily-revered sold out to the god of mammon…they began ‘ministry’ in lack, debt, poverty. Listen to their testimonies of being in poverty.  Shaking roaches out of their clothes.  Living in houses with the utilities cut off.  Wearing the same clothes to church over and over again.  Being homeless.

And now they are flying in private jets and living in homes that most would only dream of!

But there was a price that was paid for that fortune, and it wasn’t merely the check they signed over to the realtor when they bought the homes.

The very gospel that they now preach and teach is tainted with error.  It makes gods out of temporary circumstances and gets people to trust in formulas and methods and NOT in God.

Look what happens when we do that:

Romans 1:24-25

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

When we start trusting in the arm of flesh and NOT in God, then we start worshipping just that….FLESH.

When you finish reading the first chapter of Romans, you will see that the rise in sexual (and spiritual) perversion has its roots in not recognizing God as God, and NOT BEING THANKFUL.

This is the chapter that goes into the rampant homosexuality and lesbianism that is promised in these times.

And to imagine—it all began with just not being thankful!

The old song used to go like this:

“Count your blessings, name them one by one, count your blessings, see what the Lord has done!  Count your blessings, name them one by one….Count your many blessings!  See what the Lord has done!”

There IS a danger in NOT being thankful.

The enemy knows in these uncertain (economic) times that many will be vulnerable to fall prey to error, particularly in this area.  Falling for the prosperity message keeps one in a constant state of covetousness, all in the guise of appearing to walk in faith for the things that you don’t have…all the while you are missing the blessing of enjoying what you DO have.

God has been really, really good to America.  We need not forget that….what does the Word say?

Psalm 9:17
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

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LIGHTS, CAMERA….ACTION!!!!!!

Where did pulpits come from?

A pulpit is another word for a podium, a platform, a stage (Mirraim Webster Dictionary).

What do people do from a podium or stage?

They give speeches and performances.

Speeches and performances-putting on a facade-comes naturally (and supernaturally) with the use of the pulpit in the organized church.

Pulpits can be dated back to the 14th century in medieval churches.  They were created by priests in the temples who were trying to compete for the attention of followers of migrant preachers who preached outside-much like John the Baptist and Jesus Christ of Nazareth Himself-did…OUTSIDE of the temples.

The migrant preachers only had a small piece of wood that they stood on outside to preach the Kingdom of God.  They often could be heard by temple-goers while they were in service.  So the priests and heads of the church created the pulpit so that their voices could carry ‘over’ the preaching and teaching going on outside.  To keep the attention of the people.

It was a competitive thing between the insitutionalized  priests and the preachers and teachers of the Kingdom of God who proclaimed God’s word OUTSIDE of the four walls of the church.

Over time, the pulpits became more elaborate in design, seemingly as to draw attention to the speaker of the hour-and to divert attention AWAY from THE WORD, who is JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH.

Charles Tracy, author of ‘Medieval English Pulpits,’ calls pulpits ‘objects of parochial pride and authority.’

What a fitting definition!

Pulpits as we know them today have morphed into ‘objects of parochial pride and authority‘ indeed, in stark contrast to what they started out as.  There is mention of the word ‘pulpit’ in the Word of God only once, and that is in Nehemiah 8:4, when Ezra the scribe read the Torah to the people, he taught the people.  Afterwards, they repented…

The Hebrew word used for pulpit here is ‘migdal,’ which means ‘an elevated stage or pulpit.

And the pulpit Nehemiah used was NOT inside of a temple; it was OUTSIDE.  Just read the entire 8th chapter and you will see this is so.

This would explain why the migrant preachers of the 14th century were preaching on ‘slabs of wood’ OUTSIDE of the synagogues and temples.

Hmmmm, isn’t that odd?

It seems to me the pulpit originated OUTSIDE of the four walls of the church!

The practice of having elaborate pulpit/podiums/platforms did not start until the 14th century, and that was only to compete with the preachers outside of the church preaching the Kingdom of God!

Why were they competing?

They were competing for the numbers.  The priests inside of the temples have always been into the numbers’ game.  They will do whatever they need to to keep people coming to their churches.  More people inside of the temples meant easier control of the masses.  It would be easier to try and hinder THE church-THE Ekklesia- that Jesus Christ of Nazareth died for by gathering them all in one place, then indoctrinating and infiltrating error into the masses.

And more people meant MORE money for the temples!

Is it any wonder the stuff we see going on ‘in the pulpit’ is so crazy today?

We like to call preachers in pulpits ‘hypocrites,’ but what else do we expect when we place someone on a platform or a stage?

A hypocrite is someone who puts on a show, behind a mask.

Isn’t the WHOLE purpose behind putting someone on a platform or a stage is to see them….PERFORM? Or be SOMEONE ELSE?

When you spend $500 to go see a Tyler Perry play, you don’t go to the Convention Center, find your seat, sit down, only to watch the stage, do  you?

When you go to your child’s school because lil Johnny is going to be the bumblebee in the spring play, you would be angry if you just sat there for 2 hours in the school auditorium-camcorder on standby-only to see an empty stage?

When you travel to a hair show in Hotlanta, sponsored by Dudley’s Products, wouldn’t you be tee’d off if you just sat there, never seeing any models come down the ramp?

Well, whenever we put someone on a pedestal, on a stage, behind a podium…and YES, even a pulpit, we must expect that they WILL perform!  And a performance is NEVER REAL!

STOP getting mad at finding out that preachers are actors, puppets on a string.  You placed them on the stage to perform, not to minister TRUTH to you.

A minister of truth is going to step DOWN from the pulpit and minister to you, RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE!  They are NOT going to hide behind clergy collars, cassocks, long flowing robes and fancy pulpits that cost more than what you make in one year.

A minister of truth is going to TELL YOU THE TRUTH.  And they will do it wherever you happen to be.  You don’t have to dress up and go to a building to be set free.

Do YOU need that type of minister?  Do church buildings and all its rhetoric and hype intimidate you?  Do you tire of the hypocrisy of churchgoers and preachers, in particular?  Yet you see the need for ministry?

The team at RESCUE  are prepared to meet you right where you are, no matter where that may be.

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The RELIGIOUS Lie of Backsliding and Apostasy, Part 1

I remember hearing of backsliding and the apostate church all of the time when I was a churchgoer.

Often, preachers would use these two terms interchangeably in hell-fire and brimstone preaching that was often used to scare people into ‘getting right’ and ‘getting saved.’

I want to make a bold statement/stand:

The popular perception that we have held of backsliding has been grossly misinterpreted and downright error has been spread as it pertains to backsliding and apostasy.

The concept of backsliding as it has been so popularly taught in the institutional church was applicable in the OLD Testament ONLY.

“Are you saying that one cannot backslide, or become apostate?”

Let’s look in the Word of God.  I did not find the word ‘apostate’ in the Word of God one time.  I did find the word ‘backsliding’ in the bible 15 times….all in the Old Testament.

The very last time I see the word ‘backsliding’ in the Word of God is in Hosea 14.  The Hebrew word used here for ‘backsliding‘ is ‘mĕshuwbah,’ which means ‘apostasy or a turning back or away.

In Hosea 14:4, God promises to heal the backslidings of Israel.

When God heals, that healing lasts.  It is done.  There is no reversal of healing…that’s when GOD HEALS!

Same applies to HIS saving power.  When GOD SAVES, IT IS FINISHED!

WHEN ONE IS TRULY SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH-AND NOT THE FAKE JESUS OR EMPTY RELIGION-THEN THAT PERSON IS SAVED.

There IS no backsliding to someone who has been born again, washed in the blood of the Lamb of God!

So when we go to the New Testament to find if the word or the idea of backsliding is there, I found two instances.  One in Acts 21:21 and 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

Acts 21:21

And they are informed of thee, that thou teach all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

In this passage of scripture, the ‘apostasy’ or falling away associated with backsliding is used by the word ‘forsake’ in this verse.  So what was being forsaken?  THAT’S the question!

What was being forsaken was the law of Moses!  The rituals of Judaism that required that parents circumcise their sons.

Now, of course, because we live in a different dispensation, one where Judaism and all of her rituals are no longer NECESSARY to be heeded because God told us to circumcise OUR hearts, not our flesh!  That circumcision does not take place except when one is submitted to the HOLY GHOST and is BORN AGAIN.

So forsaking, turning away from the religious practice of circumcision is NECESSARY so that we can embrace the concept and reality of having faith in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and in HIS Cleansing Blood to wash away our sins.

If we continue to hold on to Judaism, we make the Cross of no effect and cannot be born again!!!!!

2 Thessalonians 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.

Now, let’s look at this in its proper context.  If you read the whole chapter of 2 Thessalonians 2, you will see further down that this is talking about what is going to happen when the Antichrist is manifested in the earth.  The SPIRIT of Antichrist has been setting the stage, if you will, for centuries for his appearing.  And the Word says it will happen!

How is this going to happen, or has BEEN happening???

Well, verses 9-12 says:

 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

1.  Well, first of all, signs and wonders has been worshipped so much that now most people expect to see signs and wonders or they don’t receive the Word that God gives through you.  This past century especially, with the onset of Azusa, many people have come to expect signs and wonders to always be representative of the Holy Ghost.  They have failed to realize that the enemy is the master magician.  He knows how to do signs and wonders, too.  Has been practicing it for a long, LONG time!

2.  The institutionalization of the church has made it easy for the spirit of Antichrist to control and manipulate the masses.  THIS is why he set it up in the first place!  How better to control a group of people than to get them to congregate.  Then get a whole bunch of congregations to come together in a spirit of ecumenism (the merging of all faiths, churches, fellowships, denominations, etc), even at the expense of truth, in a spirit of fake love and unity.

3.  The way all of this has been able to take place-along with all of the other maladies of the institutional church-is because people have lost a LOVE FOR THE TRUTH!  When a LOVE FOR THE TRUTH is absent, then GOD HIMSELF SENDS A STRONG DELUSION!  The Word says HE sends it so that HE makes SURE they will believe A LIE!!!!

Without a love for the truth, one CANNOT be saved!!!!

In that passage of scripture, I present to you that it is the religious BUT NOT SAVED FOLKS who this great ‘falling away’ is applied to!

Read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 again.

The ones who are going to fall away from the faith are ones who were NEVER SAVED or LOVED THE TRUTH from the beginning!

They were religious.  They attended temple, synagogue, mass, church.  They served in ministry.  They ate with Presidents and Kings.  They performed many signs and wonders.  They had a great following.

BUT THEY WERE NOT SAVED!!!!

Otherwise, they could NOT backslide.  They could NOT turn away from the faith…that is, the faith that is in Jesus Christ of Nazareth ALONE!

For centuries, religious people have tried to make people do right, and be right and get saved by their own works.  By scaring folks into doing what’s right.

By making the masses believe that if they are faithful to a church, a denomination, a ministry, a fellowship, an organization, or a man or a woman, then that faithfulness equates salvation and faithfulness to GOD.

AND NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That whole teaching started right around the time the catholic/institutional church began.  The term ‘apostate’ never came into existence until the 2nd century, according to the Catholic Encyclopedia.

Roman Catholicism introduced the concept of apostasy!

I hope that sinks in….I got to break this up into two, maybe three parts.

I am going to tear down some strongholds and correct some very real religious errors that have kept so many in religious bondage!

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Am I Under A Curse? Or A Plague? Part 2

By Pamela Sheppard

You are NOT cursed…..It’s A CULTURAL PREDISPOSITION

Rather than a curse, what you may have is a cultural predisposition that includes patterns and trends, as well as a background or upbringing that you became acculturated by.

Here are some of them.

1.  Patterns and trends— Within your family tree is a long line of substance abusers giving the appearance of a genetic predisposition. This is NOT a curse but a predisposition or tendency toward a certain lifestyle. Social and cultural factors have been influenced by unseen demonic forces wherein by example, you have developed a vulnerability to the substance abuse demon.

A review of Deuteronomy Ch. 27 points to the following as open doors:

…idolatry or witchcraft …oppression of the weak
…sodomy …dishonoring of parents
…incest …theft
…injustice …perjury

2.   A background in the occult or false religions—If you have practiced divination, sorcery, roots, santeria, obeah or some form of witchcraft, ie. astrology, yoga, acupuncture, hypnosis, transcendental meditation, chanting, reincarnation and the use of a Ouija board, to name a few, you have opened a demonic doorway.  These practices have also been linked to religious idolatry or involvement in mediumship or psychic phenomena. I would include in this list a family history of Catholicism, Mormonism, Hinduism, Buddhism, any religion that calls itself Christian, but in any way adds to or detracts from the gospel of Jesus Christ, particularly the divinity of the Son of God.

3.   Pressures in early childhood — When as a child you were denied basic emotional needs for love, safety and self esteem, you became vulnerable to demons. Physical and sexual abuse are included here.

4.   Emotional shock or sustained emotional pressure — Traumatic events such as violence, incest or rape as well as a sudden and frightening accidents. These kind of episodes are breeding grounds for demonic activity. Intense fear can also lead to denial and escapism.

5.  Sinful acts or habits —Demons have a right of access when you made a conscious decision to practice sin. Whoever practices sin over a prolonged period of time is actually imitating the devil’s nature and character and cuts himself off from the power of God.
In particular, demons are attracted to sins of long duration such as sexual immorality, including not only fornication but sodomy or
homosexuality.

6.  Negative emotions  —Anger, hatred, unforgiveness, rejection, and self-pity can lead to rebellion. Rebellion is as “the sin of
witchcraft.”

7.   Character defects — Unaware of the impact of unseen forces on your personality, demons have been empowered to develop your mind, emotions, feelings, and will. Your personality has become a mixture of your own soul under the influence of demons.
Though last, character defects is where the bulk of the work is targeted in the therapeutic model I have developed called “deliverance counseling.”  A major counseling goal is to help you to recognize hidden battlegrounds in your own life so that you can find victory in the blood of Jesus.

I’ll restate the truth. There is no such thing as a generational curse. Why not? Because The blood of Jesus broke all curses at the cross 2000 years ago.

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THE BREAKING OF EGYPT

In light of the recent news of the rioting and violence that is currently going on in Egypt, the Spirit of the Lord led me to Isaiah 18 and 19.  I can honestly say I hadn’t ever seen a clearer, more direct prophecy regarding the end times as this one.  
To my surprise, Pam Sheppard had already written about Egypt as she pertains to the endtimes over a year ago.  The Word of God says out of the mouths of two or three witnesses let every word be established.
 The above is Professor Gamal Zahran, head of the Department of Political Science at Port Said University in Egypt shared that the younger generation in Egypt are being taught to ‘hate Israel,’ so much so that they will be willing to lay down their lives if need be to bring Israel down. 
Surely, with Egyptians making very inflammatory and threatening statements such as what we read above, God is going to break Egypt.
Clearly, the Lord wants His Remnant to keep a close eye on Egypt.  All the other attacks that has followed are merely smoke screens to get many off focus on what is going on.  
With that being said, below is the blog Pam wrote over a year ago regarding Egypt and the end times.
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THE BREAKING OF EGYPT
By Pamela Sheppard
In the second month of 2011, we have seen Egypt’s endtime prophetic destiny begin to unfold, manifesting before the eyes of the world.
Check out the prophecy of Isaiah 19:
“The burden of Egypt. Behold, the Lord RIDETH upon a swift cloud,and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbor; city against city and kingdom against kingdom. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof’ and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards. And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord of hosts.” 
Did we not see the underlined portion of Isaiah’s prophecy transpire right before our eyes on public television???
Is this “cruel lord,” the fierce king”  Hosni Mubarak (former president of Egypt) or is this cruel one Mubarak’s replacement, current Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi? With Mubarak forced to resign, the rest of this prophecy declares that “things are going to get a lot worst.” 
Read the entire chapter for yourself: Isaiah 19.
I believe that it is very important that we watch Egypt, for as the prophecy continues to unfold, we may get a sense of how long it will be before the Lord returns. Certainly not the hour, the day or the month, but we may be able to know “the year” by “watching Egypt.”
What stands out for me is that Isaiah prophecied that after the revolution recently fought by neighbor against neighbor in the public square, the fighting, though quieted now, will spread—from internal fighting that spread even beyond the borders of Egypt into “other kingdoms.”
Besides catastrophic, environmental upheavals, Isaiah also declared in the rest of the chapter that Egypt shall be taken over “by Canaan.”
Who is present-day Canaan?
According to the New World Encyclopedia, present day Canaan is Israel.  Canaan is an ancient term for a region approximating present-day Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, plus adjoining coastal lands and parts of Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan.  Canaanites are mentioned extensively in the Bible, as well as in Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian texts.
According to the Bible, the land of Canaan was the “promised land” which God gave to Abraham and his descendants. The Canaanites themselves, however, were considered to be the implacable enemies of the Israelites, who practiced adecadent and idolatrous religion. Contemporary archaeologists, however, see much continuity between the Canaanite population and the early Israelites,with whom they shared a common language and customs.
So if this is an endtime prophecy, then Isaiah has predicted that present dayEgypt shall be taken over by present day Israel.
Whether it be a gradual infiltration or an out-and-out invasion, Isaiah says that the seizure shall be so complete, that Egyptians in five cities will end up speaking the language of these “Canaanites.” As to the language of Canaan, I again quote the New World Encyclopedia:  ‘The Canaanite language refers to a group of closely related Semitic languages.  Hebrew was once a southern dialect of the Canaanite language,and Ugaritic, a northern one. Canaanite is the first language to use a Semitic alphabet, from which most other scripts derive.’
In other words, Egyptians are going to end up speaking Hebrew!!!
The infiltration seems to be an invasion, almost as God’s continued retribution against Egypt’s 400 years enslavement of the people of Abraham, delivered by Moses.
Here is the scripture:
“The Lord hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit. Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail,branch or rush, may do in that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the Lord of hosts, which he shaketh over it. And the land of Judau shall be a terror untoEgypt, every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the Lord of hosts, which he (the Lord) hath determined against it.” (verses 14-17)
What really stands out for me in Isaiah 19 are verses 19-25 that refer to the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It seems to me that this outstanding event MUST take place immediately AFTER the end of the age when the Lord comes back to earth with the departed saints and those who are alive at His coming.
Just before the Lord returns, Egyptians “shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppression that they will receive at the hand of Israel and the Savior will be sent to the Egyptians to deliver them.”
This prophecy of Isaiah causes me to wonder whether or not the Anti-Christ is an Israelite.  More on that in the future.
For now, I focus my attention to Isaiah’s prophetic words: “in that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord.”If the Lord comes and delivers Egypt “in person,” then this is a prophecy that will transpire AFTER the Lord comes back.
So logically speaking, if we watch what happens in Egypt as prophesied by Isaiah, then we can get a sense of when the Lord is coming back. How long does it take for a country to be so overtaken that the captives end up speaking the language of their oppressors? The answer to that question will determine whether you and I are alive when the Lord returns.  From a personal perspective, what REALLY strikes my attention is that the Lord intends to break Egypt in order to heal Egypt.
He broke Egypt in the days of Moses, yet the Egyptians were not healed at that time. However, when the Lord descends to rule all nations, He will have pity on the Egyptians. Where salvation and deliverance are concerned, the process is the same: God breaks in order to heal. To resist the breaking is to delay the healing. There are so many believers in God the Father who resist God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. For example, Muslims go directly to the Father, call Him “Allah,” and relegate the Lord to the role of prophet and teacher, denying His divinity.
 AN EXCERPT FROM “THE NEW IDOLATRY” (CONCERNING OLD TESTAMENT EGYPT)
If we are to understand the overall consequence and symbolic meaning of the 10 plagues that descended upon Egypt, we need to understand who the Egyptian gods were and what the Egyptians believed was the authority and power of each of the gods that they worshipped.  To these gods, prayers were invoked and sacrifices were made for centuries. The whole picture becomes understandable when we realize the extent of the identification of the demon gods with the land, the water and the sky of Egypt.
In his book, “The Invisible War,” the late Donald Grey Barnhouse paints an impressive picture of God’s message within the plagues, for with each of 10 judgments, God made the demon gods as nothing:
1.  “The first of the judgments was upon the waters of Egypt. Not only the Nile, but the other waters of the lands, even the water that was drawn for use in the houses, and which was kept in wooden vessels and stone jars, turned to blood, and for seven days the whole land was in this horror, with the fish dying and the rivers stinking. (Exodus 7:19-25.)
In order to comprehend the loss of face that this plague must have been for the gods of Egypt, we must realize how important and numerous were the gods of the river. Osiris, one of the chief gods of Egypt, was first of all god of the Nile, He together with his companion, the mother god, Isis, and their child Horus, were human-headed gods, among the many that had heads of birds, beasts and reptiles.”
2. The first plague was an insult to gods like Khnum, theguardian of the Nile. Hapi was identified with the great original gods who were believed to have created the world, regarded as the maker and molder of everything within the universe.  Imagine the horror and frustration of the people of Egypt as they gazed at that which was formerly beautiful only to find dead fish lining its shores.
Dead fish lined the shores of Arkansas, a significant state within the bible belt of both traditional religion and the charismatic movement. (Bible Belt is an informal term for an area of the United States in which socially conservative evangelical Protestantism is a significant part of the culture and Christian Church attendance across the denominations is extremely high.)

 Likewise, the next nine plagues proved the emptiness of the powers of the gods of Egypt:
3. Plague 2: The land was covered with an abundance of frogs, mocking the Egyptian god Hekt—who had the head of a frog—a god who was said to be the creator of the world. Amulets and scarabs were worn by Egyptian women to protect them during childbirth, bearing the image of Hekt for protection. Even the involuntary slaughter of a frog was often punished with death.
When the hundreds of thousands of frogs died, their decaying bodies created an awful stench throughout Egypt. The people had to gather the decaying bodies of the frogs and put them into heaps.
Plague 3: Known for its rich soil and its crops of onions, garlic, leeks, melons and luscious fruits of all kinds, the god of the earth called Geb was rendered powerless, unable to exterminate the sand flies and fleas. The priests could no longer duplicate their magic of former days as they were distracted by the constant itching. In fact, this particular plague was especially horrendous for the priests, for they were required to shave their heads everyday, and wear a single tunic, so that no lice could come upon their bodies.
Plague 4: The swarms of flies had a religious significance due tothe sacred scarab among the gods of Egypt. Deification of the scarab beetle is still seen in Egypt today. Amon-Ra was a god known in many forms, a real mockery to his power. However, most often, he had a head of a beetle. Imagine the confusion that covered the land at the arrival of swarms of insects worshiped as sacred into their homes. The plague of the swarms had yet another humiliating facet to it. This is the first plague in which God made a distinction between His people and the Egyptians—the swarms staying away from the land of Goshen where His people resided. The swarms came upon the Hamites in Egypt, but their slaves went untouched.
Plague 5: The fifth plague was against the domestic animals of Egypt. Horses and cattle were not only beloved but they were also considered sacred. In fact, the Egyptians worshiped many animal-headed gods. For example, the god Apis had a head of a bull and had been worshiped in Egypt since around 3000 BC.Hathor was a cow-headed goddess of the desert, a woman with the head of a cow. She was considered the symbolic mother of Pharaoh himself. Khnum was the ram-god while Bast was the cat goddess of love. Once again, the disease bypassed the herds of cattle belonging to the Israelites.
Plague 6: Against the bodies of the Egyptians, painful boils affected the knees, legs, and the soles of the feet. Because of the boils, Pharaoh’s magicians couldn’t stand. Tainted with the disease themselves, the magicians and the priests were unable to carry out their religious duties. Certainly, this particular plague mocked Serapis, the god of healing, for like leprosy, this disease was incurable. Also, this incurable disease was an affront to Imhotep, the god of medicine and to Thoth, the ibis-headed god of intelligence and medical learning.Plague 7: This wonder must have inspired terror to the hearts of the Egyptians when a great storm occurred in a nation that rarely received any rain at all. Besides rain, the sky poured down both hail and fire.
Where was Shu, the wind god” Where was Nut, the sky goddess? Why couldn’t they protect the land from these horrendous outbreaks that were supposed to be under their command?
Plague 8: Rather than summarize, here is a direct quotation:
“There seems to have been a long interval between some of the earlier plagues, but the eighth followed hard on the seventh. Locusts were brought into the land. It would appear that this was a new thing for Egypt. Locusts have been known in otherplaces, but now the dread scourge of western North Africa and of western Asia was to come into the land of the Nile where it had not been known before. Every grain and twig and leaf that hadescaped the fire and the hail was now taken by the locusts.Where was Nepri, the grain god? Where was Ermutet, goddess of childbirth and crops? Where was Anubis, jackal-headedguardian of the fields? Above all, where was Osiris, great head of the Hamitic trinity, who was also an agricultural god? The people of Egypt lost all faith in their gods.”
Plague 9: The mockery of the great god Ra was saved for last. Believed to be the god of the Sun, there was no sign of Ra when the Almighty God turned off all light. Other gods were not left out. Ptah was believed to have created the moon, but the moon was darkened. Tem was the god of sunset and Shu was the godof sunlight and air. Once more, God made a division between His people and the Egyptians. Though Egypt was dark, God’s people had light in their dwellings.
Plague 10: This one can stand for them all because it was the most memorable, the death of the first born of Egypt, both human and animal. The importance of the firstborn was focused in the right of inheritance because the firstborn received a major portion of a family estate when the father died. So the death of the firstborn crippled a family both legally and emotionally.
The firstborn of God’s people were spared as long as they had blood on their doorposts. Where there was blood on the door, there
was no death in the house and the death angel “passed over” them, a symbol of what the Lord Jesus Christ was to be and to do at the cross, a redemption where, in order to reveal to the universe that the victory over death was complete, the Holy Ghost invaded the very dust of the earth at the Lord’s resurrection and took out a select sample of old testament saints, giving them resurrected bodies. (Matthew 25:51-53)
Complete conquering over death is predicted to occur at the Lord’s second coming to rescue and deliver the rest of His people from the grave, and changing those who are alive from mortality to immortality.  Consequently, I perceive some basic principles that can be gleaned from an exploration of how God delivered His people out of the hands of Pharaoh to understand how He will also deliver the elect out of the hands of the Antichrist when He opens the 7 vial and the 7 seal judgments outlined by the Apostle John in the book of Revelation. These judgments or plagues are listed in the 8th chapter: earthquakes, the sea becomes blood, 1/3 of the creatures of the sea die, 1/3 of the rivers and waters arecontaminated, darkness with 1/3 of the light turned off of the moon, the sun and the stars, locusts that torment the unsaved only for 5 months, 1/3 of men killed by war.
Endtime plagues certainly bear noticeable similarities to the 10 wonders that came upon Egypt, i.e the contamination of water, weather disturbances, death of sea creatures, darkness, and death, with God’s people being protected. The 20th verse of Revelation 9 hits the nail on the proverbial head for those who practice idolatry in end times:
“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, silver, brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (Rev. 9:20, 21) When we consider the four horsemen riding on various colored horses, chemical warfare is foreshadowed. (Rev 6:1-8)
The word for “pale” in the Greek is “chloros”, an offshoot of our English word “chemical.” The rider of the pale horse—death—will destroy ¼ of the world’s population. The red horse of war, the black horse of famine and the pale horse of death are obvious. However, who is on the white horse? Some believe him to be Christ. However, I believe that he is the Antichrist, mimicking the true Christ who shall also come on a white horse.(Rev 19:11-16)
We should not be surprised because the Antichrist is seeking to win the world by counterfeiting Jesus and drawing people to worship him and the devil. In fact, it stands to reason that the Antichrist could be a professing Christian himself.
This is what “The New Idolatry” is all about—-how the spirit of the Antichrist has and will continue to delude professing Christians.
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D.G. Barnhouse, The Invisible War, The Panorama of the Continuing Conflict Between Good and Evil, Zondervan Pub. pg 203

Ibid, pg. 205-212.
Ibid, pg. 209

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Deliverance Depends Upon YOU…

Many in the organized church have their preconceived notions when it comes to deliverance.  They have been to this deliverance team and that deliverance ministry.  They have prayed this deliverance prayer from that website.  They have fasted and prayed and went to the altar hundreds of times, seeking deliverance.

Some have even began to trust in the teachings and doctrines of famous preachers on spiritual warfare and deliverance-even though over the test of time, it has been found that those very teachings and doctrines from those famous preachers have proven ineffective…in the long run.

Many have went to this conference that promises you to be ‘loosed’ and that conference on spiritual warfare….only to leave still dealing with the same demons.

I know.  I used to be one of the main ones…

That was until I began to wise up and realize that all of the prior ‘deliverance’ ministries, preachers, teachings, websites, books, CDs and DVDs, etc. weren’t working.

So I started digging into the Word of God for myself.  I started allowing the HOLY GHOST to lead me…and He led me to Sheppard’s Counseling Center.  Pam and her dedicated team of ministers helped me to ‘get my power back.’

This ministry is not for super spooky folks who are too proud to admit that years of erroneous religious indoctrination and brainwashing – even by the most famous of ministers and ministries – have been PROVEN to be ineffective.  Its not for people who hold onto prior pentecostal and charismatic dogmas like a pitbull, unwilling to even examine themseslves AND the whole movement to see if it and they are of God or not.  SCC is not for people who are too religious to be wrong.

If this describes you, SCC won’t help you.  There are some things GOD HIMSELF are going to have to show you.

But if you don’t care about none of that…and are willing to go for broke and lay down EVERYTHING you have ever THOUGHT and BEEN TAUGHT about deliverance…to be TRULY delivered….to TRULY get your power back…and to gain skills to MAINTAIN your deliverance, then give us a call at  518-477-5759.

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SPIRITUAL ABUSE AS A MEANS OF ESCAPE

The term “spiritual abuse,” is a relatively recent expression  coined to describe the damage inflicted upon the sheep by and in the organized church. Simply put, spiritual abuse results when a spiritual leader or system that controls, manipulates or dominates a person with its traditions, doctrines and practices. The key to this kind of abuse is that it is authoritarian in nature.  In other words, the perpetrator of spiritual abuse has either legal, spiritual or pastoral authority over the victim.   In such cases, several demons conjoin together to seriously damage a human spirit.

Dr. Steven Lambert has coined a similar phrase called “charismatic captivation.”  I like the term, but I don’t use it because I know that spiritual abuse is quite active in traditional denominations and is not just “charismatic” in nature.  However, I like what Lambert writes in his 11/15/08 newsletter entitled “the Myth of Spiritual Covering:

“Moreover, in the process of time, it is going to become very apparent that the specter of authoritarian abuse and licentiousness perpetrated by wayward spiritual leaders is far more prevalent than what has ever been recognized before. Likewise, it will become just as manifest that the subject matter of this book — the heretical Discipleship doctrines, which are concerned primarily with false and fallacious concepts of spiritual authority — has been a primary underlying premise for much of the authoritarian abuse that has taken place among Charismatic/Discipleship churches and groups especially.

The root-cause of the Discipleship heresy is the “spirit of error” (1 john 4:6)  which is a spirit of perversion, and the “spirit of error,” unchecked, will eventually lead to a multiplicity of perversions in virtually every facet of the person’s life in which this demon and its cohorts are manifest. In the process of time this spirit will manifest perversion, corruption, and convolution in the inhabitee’s spirituality and every aspect and attitude indigenous to their natural life: their morality, marriage, ministry, message, methods, motives, and monetary matters.

In respect to this type of authoritarian abuse, one thing that needs to be pointed out, however, is that it is not just individuals who have been victimized by this spiritually lethal perverse spirit, but so also has the collective Body of Christ, in that Satan has been sowing these weeds of heresy and tares of heretics in God’s Field, thereby polluting and severely denigrating its produce, which was precisely his objective.”

For 25 years, I served in ministry under the authoritarian abuse and licentiousness of  two different bishops and several elders. I  am quite strong but I must admit that I too was once a wounded healer whom the Lord has completely delivered, once He led me out of the organized church. My scars came from the root of bitterness and anger that resulted from constant primarily rejection.  You see, because I refused to blend in with my peers, I was rejected from childhood that carried over into adulthood, for the mere reason that I am not a people pleaser, and I refuse to back down.

 Consequently, when I arrived at the organized church in 1979, I was “different.” In the world when I was not saved, I was a retaliator.  People KNEW not to mess with me.  My wrath would be felt by my enemies because it is the nature of my flesh to plot and scheme until I had destroyed them. My pleasure came from getting right in my enemy’s face  and boast, “Gotcha!” Once saved, and having to come to terms with the fact that vengence belongs to the Lord, my soul and spirit did a lot of struggling.  So when I got to the organized church, folk really didn’t know how much restraining I was doing. So I became severely abused by people who profess to be Christian, both bishops, ministers and the sheep I myself pastored. In fact,  I was more disrespected and humiliated by professing Christians than by any enemy who I was ever in battle with in the world.  The spiritual struggle  I endured by not retaliating against them was quite intense, to say the least. The reason why I was damaged by them was because God had never sent me to the church in the first place, so my spiritual  abuse was actually self inflicted. I was sent by the devil to the organized church to be spiritually abused, rendered useless, and then destroyed. I have the victory for the enemy was unsuccessful.

Even though the Lord did not send me there, He allowed it to happen because I needed to discover first hands the depth of the Babylonian systems depravity so that I can help others in times like these. So while on “my mission,” God saw to it that I was not accepted by protecting  me from the comfort that leads to compromise. I now understand why  professing Christian churchgoers rejected me as much as they did.  You see,  they felt my inner strength and my fearlessness before I even know how strong I really am and they became anxious and intimidated.  Some label this quality as spiritual fortitude, or simply “courage.” All I know is that people actually feel my inner power and they are often intimidated by it, causing them to reject me.

I’ve learned not to take it personal because  rejection is a part of the business that I am in.  Like Jesus was about His Father’s business , I am about my Lord and Savior’s business. He was and still is rejected. Therefore,  that is my plight also. When rejected actually DID  HURT me as “spiritual abuse” from religious authority, I accept it as my own fault. To move forward in ministry,  I submitted myself to inferior tyrants,  the denomination’s bishops and elders.  I allowed them to  restrain me  from serving God my own way. As a result,  the unholy authority of the “spiritual covering” false doctine and practice  smothered and oppressed my spirit. The Holy Ghost spoke to  me in a dream and warned me  that if I did not come out of the organized church, He could not use me.

So if you are a victim of spiritual  abuse, you need to know that  God will not heal the damaged so that they can remain under the exact same authority figures that damaged them in the first place. You will have to “Come out of Her” to be healed. It will take a little time to heal, and that is what our  SEW Deliverance Mentoring Program/RESCUE fellowship is all about.  Our ministers are all wounded healers, those who have come out of the fires of refinement, prepared to rescue others.

If you would like to be mentored or need counseling, call 518-477-5759.

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Why Do You Worship Your Leaders, Part 2

In my last article, I presented the ‘cases,’ if you will, of preachers who battled their demons.  Some won, some are winning, and some have lost their battles.

This type of thing is not talked about in what is known as the church, and that is a dangerous thing.  The very secretiveness surrounding the maladies preachers suffer with in their secret, personal lives leaves open a wide gateway into these people for the enemy to operate, infiltrate and conquer.

Many look at this and say it is disrespectful or gossipy.  When we who claim to be ‘in ministry’ or ‘called into the ministry’ need to examine this phenomena…and see what can be done so that the enemy does not take more lives.

It should not be that in the day and time we live in that preachers who we see everyday-whether that be on TV, the Internet or in person-should NOT suffer in silence with mental illness.  The shame is NOT in having the mental illness.  The shame is in NOT getting help.

First, let’s get the stigma out of the way attached to mental illness.

We tend to think that if someone is diagnosed with a mental illness, then it can only be ‘prayed through.’  Shouted out.  Danced out.  Prophesied out.  Slain in the Spirit…and POOF!  Bye bye demons!

This is just what the enemy WANTS you to believe.

Many of the (prayer and Deliverance) practices done in churches today are INEFFECTIVE.  This is why preachers can preach…and be totally oppressed maybe even possessed by demons.  The devil knows how to preach, too!  Religious demons masquerading as angels of lights, performing miracles, speaking in tongues, prophesying, laying hands on folks and causing them to be ‘slain in the spirit’ are fooling MANY in the I.C. today.  TRUE deliverance is NOT taking place at these altars, but merely the transferance of evil spirits.

I do believe this is how mental illness is spreading so rapidly-much like HIV is in the black community-in the I.C.

In all the cases that I have presented, the ones that survived are the ones that sought help-and who were HONEST about their struggle.  Period.  They didn’t hide behind a title or a position or some perceived authority.  They recognized that they had some things going on inside of them and had to BE ACCOUNTABLE and SEEK HELP.  As uncomfortable as it may have been, these popular, highly sought after preachers had to submit themselves WHOLLY to the therapy and scrutiny of another.  They didn’t just ‘pray it away.’  They submitted to EFFECTIVE help and was (or IS) being delivered from their demons.  They admitted to having demons.  But not only that, they did (and are doing) whatever it takes to walk in deliverance day by day.

If a leader is delivered-or at the very least-seeking deliverance, then that leader should NOT be submitted to.  Many believe that once a person is anointed, that they are always anointed.  And that therefore justifies one or more congregations submitting to their authority because of ‘the anointing.’

I want to present to you that satan himself was anointed.  The Word says he was ‘the anointed cherub.’  Having ‘an anointing’ does not mean one is right with God, neither does it somehow pre-qualify those in leadership to be submitted to, even when they are in sin or error.  Paul said to follow me as I follow Christ.  Many leaders-sad to say-are NOT following Christ, but their own lustful plans, desires and agendas.  Once a leader strays from the will and plan of God, and won’t seek help or deliverance, then that nullifies any covenantal relationship between a ‘pastor’ and ‘the sheep.’

The leaders in this series who perished in their struggles with demonic oppression were the ones who either attempted to hide behind their religion, their ministry, their public persona and image or who simply gave up the fight and gave in to becoming a walking habitation of demons.

Or they didn’t submit themselves to TRUE, AUTHENTIC deliverance ministry!

The fact of the matter is as long as there are people who are afraid to admit they have demons they struggle with-or even go as far as to deny that demonic activity going on in their lives…or don’t recognize it as demonic, then YES, in the FUTURE…Past, Present AND FUTURE…we will continue to see leaders who are demonically oppressed or possessed.  It is controversial, but it is true.  Some will die, and others will live, solely for the purpose of spreading their demons to unsuspecting congregations and followers who failed to try the spirits and ultimately to LEAVE the I.C.

If you are a leader and you are struggling with your demons (and only YOU and God knows what they are), don’t suffer in silence.  Don’t stay disheartened, resigned to live with your demons for another day.  DELIVERANCE IS AVAILABLE TO YOU!

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DO YOU KNOW JESUS? Part 2

By Pamela Sheppard

(An Excerpt from the Fake Jesus: Fallen Angels Among Us)

PROTESTANTISM 

Protestants have contended that only the Catholic Church is a part of the Harlot because of the deification of Mary, the priesthood and the worship of saints. They believe that these practices hinder the salvation of Catholics.  Yet, what of Protestantism?    Are souls being saved among the denominations and the non-denominations of the Protestant faith today?  I am finding that even the best churches are hazardous, primarily because subtle deception is actually held in place by the sincerity and the commitment of its leadership. To be sincerely wrong can be almost as deadly as being obviously deceived or purposefully deceptive. 

From my own vantage point from a deliverance perspective, I have been put in contact with several    demonized Catholics AND Protestants around the country and even the world. As such, there is one major sign that suggests that the church age may be coming to a close.  I am willing to bet that some of you are guessing that the most outstanding sign of the demise of the Protestant church is either dying churches, sinning preachers, the prosperity gospel or even false prophets. These are certainly signs that “Satan has a seat”. But   the most outstanding sign  that Satan may be standing behind the pulpits is one of his cosmic beings,  Jesus Sananda Immanuel.

 

Consider this. The main reason why the church was commissioned in the first place was to preach a gospel that the Holy Spirit could use to draw the elect to the cross of  Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Yet for 200 years or more, the gospel has been tainted with an insidious error that no one seems to be able to correct and most ministers are totally unaware of it. In a nutshell, the main error is that the people are being taught worldwide   that “God will save them once they make   a decision to choose Jesus Christ of Nazareth.—ie.that the ability to be saved lies in man’s hands.”

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Such a teaching borders on blasphemy because if man is saved by “accepting Jesus,” then the decision is a work of man and not a gift from God according to grace, “lest any man should boast and declare “I am saved because I ACCEPTED JESUS! Whether denominational or non-denominational, pentecostal or Charismatic, practically the entire Protestant church upholds the “free will” decision approach to salvation.

 Do you yourself believe that you can or could be saved anytime that YOU wanted to? Do you believe that you are NOW saved simply because you responded to an altar call and/ or you repeated a sinner’s prayer where you “asked Jesus to come into your heart?” If you can answer in the affirmative, then you have been deceived and therein, defiled! You are in jeopardy on judgment day when the Lord looks at you and declares,”I NEVER KNEW YOU!!”

             Alarmingly,what is being preached in practically ALL of the Protestant churches is that through a personal decision–the volition and choice of human will—the lost  can ACCEPT Christ to be saved. This is a tenet that has so strongly grieved the Holy Ghost, that it is reasonable to wonder if He has left Protestantism entirely. Started by a preacher called Charles Finney about 200 years ago, this foundational error has pervasively spread like yeast throughout every corner of the Protestant church. Even the most renowned evangelist of our time, Billy Graham has also preached the ” make a decision”doctrine of salvation to millions upon millions.

Moreover, the church practices of the invitation to Christian discipleship through an altar call and the repeating of “the sinner’s prayer” are the main   anchors that hold the foundation of the “free will method” in place in its
attempt to convince the lost that they must be saved by “choosing Christ” before it is too late. Some will even preach the doctrine of hell as a scare tactic to browbeat a “decision for Christ.” The essential root of the problem is that when a person sits in church, in a huge stadium, watches a TV evangelist, or even “is led to Christ” by another professing Christian, the lost are being taught that they can ACCEPT Jesus into their own hearts and salvation is automatically theirs for the asking.

Interestingly enough, no where in the word of God is it written that “we accept Christ into our hearts.” Paul wrote to the Romans that we “believe in our hearts that Christ was raised from the dead.” However, Paul did not write that we must “accept Jesus into our hearts.” When we are born again, Jesus does not “enter our hearts.” How can He enter our hearts when He is at the right hand of the Father??? This is why the Lord told His disciples that it was better for them that He went away so that the Holy Ghost would come. The Holy Ghost is that part of the godhead who enters our spirits, causing us to become “temples of God.” The heart and the spirit are two distinctively different entities in man. Similarly, like the words “rapture” and “purgatory”,the phrase “accept Jesus” is yet another religious euphemism, not backed up by scripture.

Furthermore, the message of “I accepted Christ” is so preposterous that it is an offense to the triune Godhead. We DO NOT ACCEPT CHRIST. NO ONE CAN BE SAVED UNLESS GOD HIMSELF HAS ALREADY MADE THE CHOICE!!!! The Father and the Son have already done the choosing or the electing before the beginning of recorded time. When the sinner actually hears the call, he simply responds. Even when a sinner cries out
for Jesus, it may appear to be an act of his own free will, yet the Lord said that no man can come to Him unless the Father which sent Him draws them. (John 6:44)

Subsequently, even when a sinner begs the Lord for mercy to save him, he does so because he has been drawn to the cross by the Holy Ghost. Therefore, even our repentance is not human but godly. Godly sorrow is a repentance for sin that has been divinely given to the sinner to cause him to repent, to sorrow over the Lord’s sacrifice.

At the cross, a sinner’s spirit is washed, cleansed and forgiven by the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

It is important to state here that nothing stops God, not even the church.When the Lord is ready for the elect, He calls them. If they are sitting on a church pew, He can still reach them, regardless of what they have been listening to. The problem is that many of the elect who are in church believe that they are already saved but they are not. The Father plans to save them. Nevertheless, for the Holy Ghost to draw them to a genuine salvation experience, the strong man must be bound with the light of truth. In this instance, the “strong man” is the religious demon, aka, the Fake Jesus. Jesus Sananda Immanuel.

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